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Dentistry

Dental Cleaning under full anesthesia:

Owners of pets naturally are concerned when anesthesia is required for their pet.  However, this is the only way to provide complete cleaning and treatment of dental disease in our canine and feline pets.  Although anesthesia will never be 100% risk-free, modern anesthetics (including intravenous fluids and rapidly acting and rapidly metabolized anesthetic drugs) and patient evaluation techniques (ECG, blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, etc) used in advanced veterinary hospitals minimize the risks just like in human medicine.  Millions of dental scaling procedures are safely performed each year in veterinary hospitals.

 

Our Dental Procedures and Instructions

Someone on our staff will call you  the day before your pet's dental procedure and remind you to take all food, water and treats away by 10:00p.m.  Anesthesia often causes nausea and if your pet were to vomit during the procedure the chance is high that some foreign matter could enter their trachea and cause respiratory problems or even death.  It is very important that you can be reached by telephone the day of your pets procedure.  Problems or questions arise that we may need to speak with someone immediately.

 

On Dental Day

Please leave your pet with us between 8:00a.m. and 10:00a.m. on the day of their dental work.  Plan to spend a few inutes on paper work and last minute details.  Your pet's dental technician will call and let you know when your pet is in recovery.  He or she will meet with you at a predetermined time to pick up your pet, go over after-care, and review your bill.  This is usually between 4:00p.m. and 5:00p.m. on the same day as the dental.  Aftercare instructions will be explained and oral hygiene recommn=endations will be discussed.